Responsibility areas

How Karlsruhe, Germany is tackling transportation challenges

Mon, 2018-12-10 18:42 -- SCC Europe Staff

Karlsruhe, the second-largest city in the state of Baden-Württemberg, has had a three-prong plan in place since 2012. Working together with the administration, public and relevant companies, Karlsruhe developed the framework for a sustainable urban mobility system that not only highlights transportation development, it also ensures equal mobility opportunities for everyone in the city.

Railways’ online exam helps save 4 lakh trees and 319 crore paper sheets

Mon, 2017-07-10 15:15 -- SCC India Staff

Conducting a nationwide paperless examination is not an easy task. The Indian Railways (IR)—in a massive saving drive—has saved over 4 lakh trees and 319 crore paper sheets just by adopting online test by replacing bulky, multi-lingual question booklets.

Four reasons you should help other cities get smart. (Three of them are entirely selfish.)

Wed, 2016-02-17 19:30 -- Doug Peeples

If you're a city leader committed to a smart city transformation, you know the challenges well: It's a disruptive to dismantle what once was and build in its place a livable, economically vibrant and sustainable city. So why would you take on even more challenges to help smaller communities become smart too? Jesse Berst passes along four good reasons, including three ways to help yourself by helping others.

Who will keep your smart city humming? Skilled, talented people (and Cisco's on it)

Wed, 2016-01-27 19:30 -- Doug Peeples

Connected technologies, the Internet of Things and other elements are coming together to create the intelligent cities of the future. But where do we find the skilled, talented people we'll need to make it all work? Fortunately, Council Lead Partner Cisco and others are on it. Read the story to learn about how they plan to fill the smart cities talent gap.

How do we ensure safe smart cities? Work with the security pros

Tue, 2015-12-01 03:51 -- Doug Peeples

Local governments throughout the world are working hard to create sustainable, energy-efficient and economically strong smart cities. But the intelligent technologies we rely on to create them are vulnerable to cybersecurity threats – and few local governments are doing much to protect against them, say experts at security software company Kaspersky Lab. Read the story for their recommendations on precautions cities can take.

How Microsoft helped Tacoma teachers teach better (with data they already have)

Fri, 2015-11-13 19:30 -- Doug Peeples

Tacoma, Washington's high schools were thought of as "dropout factories" not so long ago, with only a little over half of their students graduating on time. Learn how Microsoft's IT solutions helped Tacoma and other school districts take advantage of their data to create better learning outcomes for their students -- and to spend more time with them.

37 consulting firms to draw proposals for 88 smart cities

Tue, 2015-10-06 14:27 -- SCC India Staff

CRISIL, KPMG, ICRA and Jones Lang La Salle are some of the top consultants appointed by the cities. The consulting firms will prepare detailed smart city proposals, including area development plans and financing plans, under the supervision of urban local bodies and state governments. The last date for the submission of the proposals is 15 December, 2015.